Pearl Harbor

by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Dec. 7, 1941, is one of those dates, like 9/11, that grips America in collective remembrance. That was a day when 8-year-old Orville Staffenhagen splayed before the radio set. It was a battery-operated set. The farm wouldn’t hook into the grid until the Rural Electrification initiative brought power to remote […]

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by Jay Grammond Special to the Star News “This will probably be my last one,” 93-year-old Navy veteran Ed Wentzlaff of Milaca told the crowd that gathered April 28 at Handke Center in Elk River. He was talking about speaking engagements like this one for the James C. Church World War II History Series that […]

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